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Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) held off a charging peloton to take a solo victory at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne on Sunday.
The main field, led by Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT) and Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team Emirates), closed within 50 meters at the finish line, but could not overhaul Asgreen.
With the day’s break fading, Asgreen bridged up to and then rode through the remaining escapees. His solo move never gained a massive amount of time, but even with Sunweb and other teams chasing hard behind, the peloton struggled to close the gap.
It was the first classics win for Asgreen, who was second at the Tour of Flanders last year.
1. Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick Step)
2. Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT)
3. Alexander Kristoff (UAE-Team Emirates)
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